Prescott Valley and the adjacent destination town of Prescott lie in the heart of Prescott National Forest, a desert highlands landscape of rugged canyons and rolling hills peppered with pinion pines, juniper trees, and dramatic boulder formations such as the Granite Dells. The area boasts a variety of public golf courses and access to both the Yavapai Regional Medical Center and a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Visitors and residents alike enjoy major shopping centers such as Prescott Gateway Mall and Frontier Village, in addition to the quaint shops of Whiskey Row in historic downtown Prescott. The region claims a mild four-season climate featuring short winters with occasional snowfall, warm summers with cooling rains, classically crisp falls, and beautiful springs. Conveniently, a two-hour drive south gets you to the state capital of Phoenix, while a two-hour drive north gets you to the mountains of Flagstaff.